Saturday, September 25, 2010

War Contractor Deaths Outnumber Military Deaths

"More private military contractors than uniformed service members were killed while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan between January and June of this year, marking the first time that corporations have lost more personnel on America’s battlefields than the United States military, according to ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative reporting group. More than 250 civilians working under American contractors were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan during the first six months of 2010, while 235 soldiers died in that same period, according to the latest report in ProPublica’s Disposable Army series."
Read more in "Contractor Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan Outnumber Service Member Deaths", At War Blog - The New York Times, September 23, 2010.

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